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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News


A bearded Indian man wearing a blue suit kneels between the white words “Vir Das Mind Fool.” There are gold designs depicting clowns, microphones and mountains bordering the frame.

Award-winning comedian Vir Das brings India to Carnegie Hall in his ‘Mind Fool’ Tour

On Jan. 19, Das made history as the first Indian comedian to headline at the iconic venue.
Krish Dev, Multimedia Editor January 24, 2024

Vir Das, a name synonymous with Indian comedy and multiple Netflix specials, stopped at Carnegie Hall on Jan. 19 as part of his 33-country “Mind Fool World Tour.” After an...

A person wearing a black bodysuit and face mask stretches their arm out, and a person standing next to them is holding their arm. A person sits to the left with a microphone and a music stand, reading a script that is on the stand.

Theater has a future, and it’s in Red Hook

Founded by NYU junior Booth McGowan, the Quick & Dirty Theatre Company offers artists a space to create within a close community.
Joe Paladino, Contributing Writer December 4, 2023

Balancing work as a theatrical director and full-time student is not easy. But, Gallatin junior Booth McGowan, co-founder and co-artistic director of the Quick & Dirty Theatre...

A recreation of the main stage of the “Saturday Night Live” set on display at a museum. There are three brown door-like frames against the back wall of the set. Musical instruments sit in the dark on the stage. On either side of the stage are television screens, both under an illuminated lamp attached to each side of the wall.

Live from New York: it’s your Saturday Night!

Whether you’re a longtime fan of the show or your favorite stars are hosting, here’s your best shot at making it into Studio 8H.
Dani Biondi, Contributing Writer November 7, 2023

If you’re tired of breaking the bank on a Saturday night out, or you found out that you missed Taylor Swift or Pedro Pascal hosting at NBC Studios the next day, try your hand...

This is an illustration that features an open book page with scribbles and hearts drawn on it. To the right, there is one red book titled “The Book of Love,” and a green book on top of it titled, “POEMS.”

NYU’s creative writing program celebrates love with readings of admirable poems

NYU co-sponsored a love poetry reading at McNally Jackson Books’ new SoHo location, featuring work from Jericho Brown, Alex Dimitrov and Deborah Landau.
Eliana Brown, Contributing Writer October 2, 2023

On Sept. 20, in the children’s section of McNally Jackson Books’ new Prince Street location, a love poetry reading, co-sponsored by NYU’s creative writing program, was held....

An illustration of a human-form collage of arboreal textures and human-figure illustrations.

NYU’s ‘Here Lies Love’ syllabus dives deep into the controversial musical

Two NYC-based professors, one from NYU, collaborated to compile a selection of resources that contextualize David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s musical.
Ella Sabrina Malabanan, Contributing Writer September 28, 2023

An NYU professor contributed to a public syllabus analyzing David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s “Here Lies Love,” a controversial disco-pop musical about former First Lady of the...

A girl with dark blonde hair and a black top is sitting in front of a piano, adjusting the sheet in front of her. It says, with gold letters, ‘Steinway and Sons,’ on the piano.

NYC pianists perform a piece 840 times in the Paulson Center

Through a 14-hour, 30-minute performance of the 130-year-old piano piece “Vexations,” local artists found a way to utilize the NYU building to bring together community members.
Zoe Singh, Contributing Writer September 21, 2023

Earlier this month, in the lobby of the Paulson Center, NYU faculty and local pianists collaborated to perform French composer Erik Satie’s famed “Vexations” — and they...

Taylor Swift stands on a black platform onstage with a microphone in hand, surrounded by smoke and red light. A white spotlight shines on her as she performs, wearing a black bodysuit with one pant leg and sleeve as well as black boots.

What to know before you go: The Eras Tour

Swifties, here's the ultimate survival guide to seeing Taylor Swift in all of her eras. “1, 2, 3, let’s go bitch!”
Natalie Thomas and Manasa Gudavalli May 26, 2023

A replicate model of the cruise ship Titanic showcasing its internal structures. The model is placed in a transparent display case lit up by dim, blue lighting.

111 years later, the Titanic arrives in New York City

Experience the Titanic at the port it never reached. Immerse yourself in first class, touch an iceberg and view survivors' belongings.
Ashley Simons, Contributing Writer April 27, 2023

Everyone has heard of the RMS Titanic — or at least, they’ve watched the namesake 1997 movie. “Titanic. The Exhibition,” created by the Spanish entertainment company Musealia...

A collage of two photos of six mannequins wearing different fashion clothes. The mannequins are exhibited inside the Museum at F.I.T.

FIT’s new exhibit explores the intersection of fashion and interior design

Showcasing designer's work alongside their living spaces, ‘Designing Women: Fashion Creators and their Interiors’ is on view until May 14.
Alexa Donovan, Staff Writer April 13, 2023

The most recent exhibit at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology emphasizes the bridge between high fashion and interior design. Drawn from the museum’s permanent...

An illustration of a green plant in a brown pot against a purple background. The plant has sharp teeth inside a red mouth.

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ star returns to off-Broadway revival

Joy Woods will come back to the show, this time playing Audrey, as “Little Shop” continues to cement its place in the off-Broadway scene.
Kara Pauley, Contributing Writer April 5, 2023

“Little Shop of Horrors” is a bizarre musical. The show uses a doo-wop style score to tell the tale of a struggling flower shop in  squalid Skid Row, whose luck turns around...

An illustration of two figures conversing at the Guggenheim Museum. Various paintings are displayed on the walls above the spiraling, white balconies.

Review: ‘Alex Katz: Gathering’ balances natural and urban New York City

The downtown New York artist’s solo exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum is on display until Feb. 20.
Alexa Donovan, Staff Writer February 16, 2023

The entire rotunda of Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is full of color and life thanks to artist Alex Katz. Katz is familiar with NYU’s surrounding...

A line of performers dressed in black and yellow stand on stage, making hand gestures toward the audience.

Tisch New Theatre’s ‘Spring Awakening’ concert rocks on

Tisch New Theatre’s “Spring Awakening: In Concert” debuts a rockin’ production with stunning vocals.
Lea Filidore, Contributing Writer November 15, 2022

Had Tisch New Theatre been putting on a traditional production of “Spring Awakening,” The Cutting Room might have felt like an untraditional venue for such a classic musical....